Reveal Sound updates Spire synthesizer to v1.0.13

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Reveal Sound has released version 1.0.13 of its Spire synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Spire is a software polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine modulation and flexible architecture, a graphical interface provides unparalleled usability.

Changes in Spire v1.0.13

  • Add: Oscillator Type “SawPWM”.
  • Fixed: Some DSP & GUI issues.
  • Update: Factory Bank 5.

The Spire synthesizer for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available for purchase for 139 EUR.

More information: Reveal Sound

Analogue Drums releases Boxer for Kontakt + Hot Box Bundle

Analogue Drums Boxer

Analogue Drums has launched Boxer, a drum instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Boxer is a punchy alt rocker with a boxy edge. It has an unpretentious direct sound with alt rock and pop written all over it. A solid kick, toneful toms, and three snares cover plenty of ground, each snare giving the kit a completely different feel. The kit works equally well for laid back grooves or fast and frantic flurries. Hear the kit for yourself by checking out the demos.

The kit was sampled at Sing Sing South studio in Melbourne, Australia, in a mid-sized tracking room, though a Neve desk, with the usual assortment of high end hand-picked mics, and processed with select outboard pieces.

The kit has been mixed with an indy production in mind, if you want to take the mix further there is plenty of scope to put your stamp on it.

Boxer is available for purchase for $29 USD.

Analogue Drums has also introduced the Hot Box Bundle, comprising the Boxer, Bombastix, BlackSmith, and FatStacks drum packs, priced at $79 USD.

More information: Analogue Drums

Freshly Squeezed Samples releases Temple One Spire Essentials Volume 1

Temple One Spire Essentials Vol. 1

Freshly Squeezed Samples has announced the release of Spire Essentials Volume 1, a soundset by Temple One featuring 128 presets for the Spire synthesizer instrument by Reveal Sound.

Containing 128 fresh, inspirational electronic dance music presets, this sound set provides you with all the tools ‘really’ needed to produce your next dance floor ready hit. Featuring a combination of new, totally unique sounds and presets taken straight from Temple One’s released productions, this sound set will be sure to inspire dance music producers the world over for many years to come.

As with every product we release, we strive to deliver the highest quality presets in the industry and this sound set is no exception. This sound set contains the true, popular, trending club sounds that are being played by DJ’s around the globe right now. So truly fresh, inspirational, road tested sounds ready to use out of the box.

Unlike other sound sets currently available, we provide the original files used to create the demonstration files, giving you an excellent educational tool for learning how to get the most out of the sounds included in the sound set and inspiration for composing your own melodies.

Temple One Spire Essentials Vol 1 features

  • 100% royalty free.
  • 128 named presets, sorted into well-defined categories.
  • All presets are rooted (C3) and volume normalized.
  • Chart and club proven Spire presets – ready to play.
  • Road tested by the leading producers in the industry.
  • Careful FX usage for a straight out the box useable sound.

The soundset is available for purchase for £32 GBP.

More information: Freshly Squeezed Samples / Spire Essentials Vol.1

HyperSynth releases XEditor for Xenophone

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HyperSynth has launched XEditor, a freeware editor for advanced controlling over the Xenophone synthesizer in your DAW.

HyperSynth XEditor

XEditor offers remote access to all synth engine parameters via MIDI messages (CC and NRPN). The GUI design is based on the hardware layout while keeping all the controls in a single-window system. Most of the knobs are equipped with helpful readout. Using this tool you can edit mod matrix and sequencer without any hassle.

XEditor features

  • Full control of the sound engine (212 parameters).
  • Support automation for all parameters.
  • Rename program remotely via sysex.
  • Select programs and banks remotely.
  • True readout for envelope and LFO rates.
  • Sync to host option for master tempo.
  • 128 empty presets.
  • 3 Wheels: Pitch, Mod and Aftertouch.
  • Run as standalone or VST plugin.

XEditor for Windows is freeware. The Xenophone synthesizer is expected to begin shipping in May-June 2014. It can be pre-ordered now (at 11% discount).

More information: HyperSynth / XEditor

ADSR Sounds intros Sounds of Electro & Razor Dubstep

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ADSR Sounds has introduced Sounds of Electro for Massive and Razor Dubstep, a soundset for the Razor instrument by Native Instruments.

Creature Audio Sounds of Electro

Creature Audio has brought you one of the best and strongest EDM Preset and Loop pack of all time. If you produce EDM/House/Electro, then this pack is your breakthrough!

This amazing pack features – 50 cutting edge presets that speak for themselves. Also there is a total of 43 Loops and Samples!

Sounds of Electro is available for purchase for $20 USD.

The Razor Dubstep soundset features 50 presets for NI Massive, plus some bonus loops.

Creature Audio Razor Dubstep

Introducing Dubstep Razor, an incredible preset pack for dubstep and any bass music genre by Creature Audio. Packed with 50 ultra high quality presets and bonus drum and synth loops.

This pack is hands down the best on the market for NI Razor and is the ultamate tool if you’re a producer seeking amazing sounds no other producer has.

Razor Dubstep costs $20 USD.

More information: ADSR Sounds

Cinematique Instruments releases Concert Zither

Cinematique Instruments has announced Concert Zither, a virtual zither instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Cinematique Instruments Concert Zither

We treated the Concert Zither very hard. We plucked, stroke and strummed all the strings to get every possible sound, noise and articulation the Zither can make. Finally we assembled 6 different patches. Firstly there are two the main patch with all the 36 strings recorded in 4 round robin variations and several (up to four) dynamic layer. We additionally recorded the 31 accompaniment strings in a muted variation.

All these notes were recorded with two different types of microphones: a large-diaphragm condenser pair as well as a classic dynamic microphone. By turning a corresponding mic balance knob you can infinitely mix between these two different sound properties. Finally – in order to shape the sound – we added a complex script to achieve lots of different variations of the Concert Zither. By moving the mod wheel you can fade between vibrato and non-vibrato notes.

Beside the main complex patches we provide another 4 useful FX patches, separated into textures, strokes & hits (with dynamic layers) and weird noises. Here you find a great assortment of rare and exceptional FX string sounds.

Concert Zither features

  • Includes 6 patches:
    • Concert Zither Natural.
    • Concert Zither Cinematique.
    • Cacophony Textures.
    • FX (glissandi and noises).
    • CZ FX Percussive.
    • Cacophony Dead.
  • ~2 GB content, over 2,100 samples.

The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.

More information: Cinematique Instruments / Concert Zither

FabFilter 10th Anniversary Sale – 40% off all plugins

FabFilter has announced a limited time sale in celebration of its 10th anniversary, offering 40% off its plug-ins and bundles.

The company is proud to toast this occasion by announcing a generous ten-day sale, with a discount of 40% off all bundles and plug-ins, from April 14 to 24. In addition, FabFilter will make a charitable donation to Stichting MEMO, a local organization bringing children in their early years in contact with young professional musicians and their passion for making music.

Floris Klinkert and Frederik Slijkerman
Floris Klinkert (left) and Frederik Slijkerman (right), founders of FabFilter.

Ten years ago, FabFilter released its first plug-in, FabFilter One, a basic but powerful synthesizer, promising exceptional sound quality and an eye for detail in both audio processing and design. That promise still holds true today, and the dedication to superb signal processing and well-designed, modern user interfaces and workflow remains undiminished.

FabFilter One and its Volcano followup ultimately led to the Creative plug-in range, with FabFilter Saturn being the latest addition. Renowned for their unique drag-and-drop modulation system and smart interface design showing only the components that are actually being used, all Creative plug-ins positively succeed in balancing a huge range of inspiring possibilities with enviable ease of use.

With the release of the high-quality compressor plug-in Pro-C in 2007, FabFilter laid the foundations for the ongoing Pro series, highly regarded for their high-quality transparent sound, beautiful interfaces, and well-thought-through workflow. Co-founder Frederik Slijkerman: “FabFilter Pro-Q, our EQ plug-in, is one of our absolute bestsellers and still one of the best examples of what FabFilter is all about: beautiful sound, fantastic workflow! We were really able to realize our vision of power converging with simplicity and elegance.”

Coming full circle, fellow FabFilter co-founder Floris Klinkert claims, “FabFilter Pro-MB is really a result of the 10 years we’ve now been working on audio plug-ins. It combines advanced dynamics algorithms with a forward-thinking, modern interface, rethinking the concept of multi-band processing.”

The sale ends April 24th, 2014.

More information: FabFilter

Leap Into The Void releases Thou Serpent Continuum for Massive

Leap Into The Void has announced the release of Thou Serpent Continuum, a soundset for the Massive synthesizer instrument by Native Instruments.

Leap Into The Void Thou Serpent Continuum

A title for which each and every sound of The Serpent has been remodeled and nurtured by soloing each oscillator and signal path to re-sculpt and design new sounds, shapes and timbres.

Thou Serpent Continuum contains 145 dark atmospheres, multitrack sequences, drones, creepy soundscapes, thrilling rhythm beds, evolving pads, synth leads and bass sounds from both beauty and damnation.
All of the sounds are designed to enthrall instantly and, with innovative assignments of each macro knob they also enable an enormous range of possible variations.

The soundset costs 24.95 EUR. In celebration of The Serpents first anniversary, Thou Serpent Continuum is available to all The Serpent users (new and existing) for the symbolic price of 6.95 EUR until further notice. (Discount code is sent automatically upon purchasing The Serpent).

More information: Leap Into The Void / Thou Serpent Continuum